Funtastic Sports Society’s executive director returns

Tony Pallas agrees to one-year deal; looks forward to working with new board

Tony Pallas returns as executive director of the Funtastic Sports Society.

Tony Pallas returns as executive director of the Funtastic Sports Society.

The executive director with the Vernon and District Funtastic Sports Society is staying put.

Funtastic’s board has announced Tony Pallas will remain in the position.

With a new board of directors, a lot of aspects of the event and society changes. Pallas, who took over the role in 2015, has in-depth knowledge of the operations as well as the experience to ensure the change is successful.

“He’s been the driving force of passion to update the society and re-establish Funtastic’s strong roots in the community,” said Funtastic president Diana Williamson, entering her second terms as president.

“To have the opportunity to have Tony carry on the momentum we’ve seen build over the last year, with a new board of directors that are aligned with the potential of this society, is something that we are extremely excited about.”

This year marks the 33rd year that Funtastic has contributed back to the community through its donations and grant program. Since 1985, donations have totalled more than $1.7 million.

The purpose of the Funtastic Sports Society is to produce the Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music festival to generate enough revenue to continue the Community Investment Grant to provide financial support to non-profit sport, recreation, and community organizations of a sport nature serving the Greater Vernon region.

“Funtastic is proud to be able to support local sports organizations through grants that cover such things as equipment and capital costs for sports related activities,” said Williamson.